2009-11-26 / Obituaries

Ruth M. Brookens

Fayetteville, 81

Ruth M. Brookens, 81, Fayetteville, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, in the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville.

Born on November 30, 1927, in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Mabel and Walter Monn Sr.

She was retired from the former Stanley Clothing Co. in Chambersburg.

A life member of Otterbein United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, she will be remembered by many for volunteering her help and time at the Fayetteville Firehall and the Shook Home. She was always active with her church and some of her other interests included attending auctions and collecting quilts.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Gordon “Dutch” Brookens; four children: Larry (and wife Leah) Beck, Mc- Connellsburg; Kay (and husband Ronald) Heavner of Orrtanna; Evelyn (and husband Jack) Dale of Shippensburg; and Kenny Beck (and fiancee Sam Bingaman) of Chambersburg; one brother, Walter Monn Jr. (and wife Julia) of Fayetteville; five stepchildren: Gordy (and wife Sally) Brookens, Denny (and wife Bev) Brookens, Tom (and wife Chris) Brookens, Tim (and wife, Judy) Brookens, all of Fayetteville, and Penny Brookens, Stuart, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Monn; daughter Peggy Beck Riggins; and two granddaughters, Katie Jo Beck and Colleen Moore Craig.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 20, in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Rev. Tom Willis officiated. Interment was made in Parklawns Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 61 W. Main St., Fayetteville, PA 17222. Online condolences at www.geiselfuneralhome.com.

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